Politics & Current Affairs

Biggest Mergers & Takeovers

With Kraft Heinz looking to takeover Unilever, here’s a list of the biggest takeovers and mergers in history. The figures are in billions! They vary depending on which article you read. If you know better and disagree, please put me right.

  1. Vodafone & Mannesman – $180
  2. AOL & Time Warner – $164
  3. Verizon Communications & Verizon Wireless – $130
  4. Philip Morris & Altria Group – $108
  5. ABN AMRO & RFS Holdings – $98
  6. AB InBev & SABMiller – $90
  7. Pfizer & Warner – Lambert – $90
  8. AT&T & Bell South – $86
  9. Exxon & Mobil Group – $81
  10. Glaxo Wellcome & SmithKline Beecham – $75


Don’s Insulting Tweets

What an invention Twitter is. We can get the knee-jerk views of a thin skinned new President direct to us. Here are the “highlights”

  1. District Judge James Robart
  2. New York Times
  3. Travel Ban Protesters
  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  5. Chuck Schumer
  6. John McCain
  7. Mexico
  8. Chelsea Manning
  9. Post Inauguration Protesters
  10. U.C. Berkeley

Celebrities with twins

Big day for Beyonce. Goes swimming in her underwear, gets caught in a fishing net and stumbles into a florist to get her photo taken. This list shows that she’s not alone in the celebrity multiple birth game.

  1. Mariah Carey gave birth to Monroe and Moroccan Scott in 2011
  2. Celine Dion gave birth to Eddy and Nelson in 2010
  3. Jennifer Lopez gave birth to Max and Emme in 2008
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker gave birth to Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge in 2002
  5. Julia Roberts gave birth to Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in 2004
  6. Laura Bush gave birth to Barbara and Jenna in 1981
  7. Angelina Jolie gave birth to Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon in 2008
  8. Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to Finley and Harper in 2008
  9. Diana Krall gave birth to Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlem James in 2006
  10. Jane Seymour gave birth to Johnny and Kris in 1995.

Top Ten of Trump’s first week

  1. Executive Order denying entry to the US to those from some Muslim majority countries.
  2. Executive Order building a wall on the Mexican border
  3. Executive Order authorizing construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines
  4. Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership
  5. Having issues with the reporting of crowd numbers at the inauguration
  6. Tweets insults about the Women’s March
  7. Torture works
  8. Tweets insults about Chelsea Manning
  9. Launches an investigation into voter fraud in Democrat voting areas
  10. Holds Theresa May’s hand